The defending World Series champions, Texas Rangers added to their pitching staff by signing right-handed starting pitcher Tyler Mahle. The deal is a two-year deal, worth $22 million. Mahle can earn another $5 million in performance bonuses based on innings pitched. Per, Jeff Passan of ESPN.
A full breakdown of Tyler Mahle's two-year, $22 million contract from the Rangers looks like this. Mahle will be payed $5.5 million in 2024, due to the uncertainty surrounding his recovery from Tommy-John Surgery. In 2025, Mahle will make $16.5 million due to him playing a full season. The deal includes $5 million in incentives and a limited no-trade clause.
Tyler Mahle has played a total of seven seasons in his MLB career. He's played with just two teams over his seven seasons. Tyler Mahle started his career in Cincinnati. He made his debut in 2017, and played with them until 2022. Since then, he's been playing with Minnesota.
Tyler Mahle underwent Tommy-John surgery in May. Although, he's expected to return this season. Tyler Mahle started in just five games last year. It's a small sample size, but he posted a 1-2 record, with a 3.16 ERA. Tyler Mahle is a proven starter in the big leagues, so this is a pretty solid move for the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers already had a good team, as we seen last year. They were the best team last year, winning the World Series. This move is a solid one, but it's expected they make more. Hopefully Tyler Mahle can make a full recovery from Tommy-John surgery and be back to full strength soon.